Jessica Williams

The PSA Union ruthlessly picks on the little guy

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Imagine the scene in the schoolyard. The bully grabs the scrawny new kid and hits him repeatedly. When he asks why the bully is picking on him he replies, ” You are helping Kevin with his homework. You have to stop doing that because he refuses to give me his lunch money and is making me look weak” The new kid is puzzled. ” But I only help him with French,” he replies ” Why aren’t you kicking John and Alan who are the senior students that tutor him for all his other subjects and also help him train for sports? ” “What do you take me for? Have you seen the size of Alan and John? ?I need to send a message to the other kids not to mess with me and you’re that message kid.”

In the news right now the scrawny new kid is online retailer My Food Bag who is being pressured by the PSA Union to end its relationship with its frozen?pea supplier, Talley?s.

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Questions for Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams before she turned to a union hack

Jessica Williams before she turned to a union hack

We have already pointed out the amateurish astroturf campaign that union thug Jessica Williams is running against Talleys via My Food Bag.

We expect Jessica Williams will try to call in favours from her left wing mates in the media, trying to run a hit job on both My Food Bag and Talleys. So we would love to know the answers to these questions:? Read more »

More Unionists involved in Jessica Williams’s Astroturf Campaign [FIXED]

The dying union movement is trying to convince My Food Bag that there is a public dislike of Talleys, running an Internet campaign against MFB. We busted them earlier this month.

My Food Bag has been attacked on social media before and I wrote about it at the time. Now an ex-political journalist who works for New Zealand?s largest union and describes herself as a ?Union spin doctor,? has instigated another nasty attack.

This is a true astroturf campaign masquerading as a grass roots campaign. It is so lame that Jessica Williams has to get her co workers at the PSA to attack My Food Bag.

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So it looks like a nice polite random public woman has a question. Except a quick check of Laura Williams demonstrates she works at the PSA.

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Another nasty SJW attack on My Food Bag

My Food Bag has been attacked on social media before and I wrote about it at the time. Now an ex-political?journalist who works for New Zealand’s largest union and describes herself as a “Union spin doctor,” has instigated another nasty attack.

 

One of the social justice warriors Dave Phillips, who shares?Jessica William’s bandwagon has “Union Thug” on his facebook profile. I think this neatly sums up the calibre and motivation of the people involved in this hit on a reputable business. The photo of him includes a badge that reads “Die Scab

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The delusions of the left

The left-wing is seeing hope in?the?Roy Morgan poll, despite Labour scoring their second lowest?result?since October 2014 when they polled 22.4%.

They are busily leaking internal poll results to bloggers like Martyn Bradbury who is treating Rob Salmond’s numbers as gospel. They are also leaking to unionists who are busily shilling details on Twitter.

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The problem with these leaks is that I conduct my own polling via INCITE: Politics and Curia polling. The reason I use Curia is because they, and David Farrar, are simply the best pollsters in New Zealand.

Our poll results measuring favourability don’t show that at all. In fact they show that Andrew Little’s favourables are tanking and John Key’s rose a little.

Martyn Bradbury meanwhile is spinning up Labour’s own internal polling, which if they still used UMR might be believable, but since they stopped paying their bills anything coming from Labour is going to be rubbish.? Read more »

Hill Cone on NZ journalism

Missed this yesterday as I’m normally not interested in her therapy group sessions and glimpses of personal life, but she actually had the guts to call out some of her colleagues yesterday for … well, you read

As a young female journalist I was probably sadly before my time in shamelessly trying to schmooze my way to notoriety of any kind like an overpainted attention-seeking goose. Back then, how I would have loved to have been in Andrea Vance’s position, the famous Fairfax journalist who brought down a Cabinet minister. How glorious to be feted for your special powers of turning a powerful man to mush, leading him to say he “made errors of judgment” while in your thrall.

Whether their relationship was romantic or not scarcely seems to matter. Although it does seem disingenuous for Vance to now play the victim. Whatever the background, Vance still exhibited a degree of influence – for that week anyway she was more powerful than any politician – that made her the envy of her colleagues.

Especially those who are a little too dangerously in love with the romantic image of their profession – they are the noble crusader, the Katharine Hepburn wisecracker, the reincarnation of Martha Gellhorn. Even if these days being a female reporter is more like being an “It” girl than a hack. Read more »

Why wait? Cunliffe says ending coat-tailing a priority for his first 100 days

David Cunliffe is grandstanding over coat-tailing and brilliantly painting himself into a corner.

Instead he is now saying that ending coat-tailing is a priority for his first 100 days in office…but in order to get into office he may have to rely on coat-tailing parties.

Labour leader David Cunliffe has committed to legislation that will remove the “coat-tailing” provisions that allow small parties to get more MPs into Parliament.

The party already has a member’s bill before the House, but Cunliffe said legislation would be introduced within the first 100 days of a government he led.

Coat-tailing allows for smaller parties that have not reached the 5 per cent threshold, to bring more MPs into Parliament on the back of one MP who may have won an electorate seat.

It also can allow larger parties to do deals that would help smaller parties into Parliament, which happened with ACT and National in the Epsom seat in Auckland.

The Internet Party and Mana have also merged their list, in the hopes of bringing more MPs into Parliament on the coat-tails of Mana leader Hone Harawira, if he retains his Te Tai Tokerau seat.

Cunliffe said he challenged prime minister John Key to sign up to Labour’s bill, but the party would move to change the Electoral Act within its first 100 days in government, regardless.

“We’re saying a very principled and consistent thing,” he told Firstline this morning.

“We think it’s wrong, no matter who does it.

“That’s why we oppose it, that’s why we have a bill before Parliament – Iain Lees-Galloway’s member’s bill – which would remove it.

“And I challenge the prime minister to sign up to that bill, do the right thing by New Zealand people and get rid of this coat-tailing provision.

“And I’ll go further. In the first 100 days of a government that I lead, we will introduce government legislation to remove coat-tailing by changing the Electoral Act.”

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The hypocrisy of the left

The left wing, and Russel Norman in particular are extreme hypocrites.

In this article about Maurice Williamson, he says;

“There appears to be a thin line between money and political influence in the National Party.”

Oh really, and no mention of his frequent trips to?the?Dotcom Mansion.

No mention of Winston Peters and his questions in?the?house of behalf of Kim Dotcom.

No mention of the cosy deal between the Internet Party and Mana party.

And no mention of his willingness to suspend the rule of law and block a fat fraudster from being extradited.

Not to mention?the media has conveniently?forgotten the Bill Liu corruption, the Darren Hughes cover up, Annette King getting Cunliffe to “disappear” problems for her husband in the Hawkes Bay, Helen Clark buying her UN job with overseas aid from our pockets, Mike Williams handful of government appointed directorships to subsidise his Presidency of the Labour Party and a hundred other examples of real graft…not to mention Phillip Field who Helen Clark was guilty of only helping his constituents.

Apparently now, according to the left wing, helping constituents is now a resigning offence.

Then there is the performance of David Cunliffe…

when politicians just repeat the same lines over and over again, it just makes me want to discard the audio altogether. grump.

? Jessica Williams (@mizjwilliams) May 1, 2014

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Cunliffe’s cock ups biting, and now there is another one

Things are pretty bad when embedded Labour journalist Vernon Small lashes out at you.

Three months and three gaffes.

It is an understatement to say it has not been the greatest start to election year for Labour leader David Cunliffe.

It is more than three.

The slip over the baby bonus, by failing to disclose in his speech that it would not be paid on top of parental leave, took much of the wind out of his January sails.

It also deflected attention from a $500 million spending pledge that Labour had hoped would set the agenda.

No sooner was the House back in February than the $2.5m property-owning man was attacking Prime Minister John Key for living in a leafy suburb and defining his own mansion as a doer-upper and his own situation as middle of the road.

The climb-down came at the weekend.

This morning he has admitted it had been wrong to set up a trust for donations to his leadership bid. (If the cost was about $20,000 for his leadership campaign, why seek donations at all?)

That from a man and a party that has attacked National’s old habit of funneling donations through entities like the Waitemata Trust and joined in the condemnation of Finance Minister Bill English using a trust structure for his Wellington pile.? Read more »

Russel Norman has a brain fade over secret Dotcom meetings

On top of that John Armstrong writes about the unfolding political corruption scandal surround the machinations of a fat German crook to avoid prosecution for his crimes.

The Greens are the dirtiest party in NZ politics.

Collusion with law breakers and fraudsters for their electoral gain is nothing new.

It’s a pity John Armstrong can’t see it. But he’s getting closer:

It is bad enough that the Greens are naive enough to sign up to the fan club which accords Kim Dotcom the folk hero status he clearly craves, but scarcely deserves as some modern-day Robin Hood of cyberspace.

Much worse, however, is that it now turns out that party is blithely willing to play politics with New Zealand’s courts, the country’s extradition laws and its extradition treaty with the United States.

Were John Key to allow some right-wing businessman facing extradition to stay in New Zealand in exchange for him abandoning his plans to establish a political party which might drain votes off National, then the Greens would be climbing on their high horses at break-neck speed and leading the charge in slamming the Prime Minister in no uncertain terms. And rightly so.

Yet the Greens seem to be so blinded by Dotcom’s aura that they seem to see nothing wrong with Russel Norman talking to Dotcom about the risks of the latter’s yet-to-be-launched Internet Party wasting centre-left votes, only for the party’s co-leader to subsequently declare that the Greens will probably fight Dotcom’s extradition.

It is all very murky and hypocritical – at best.? Read more »